US and regional firms are loosening UK firms’ grip on the market, and IPOs are not the big financial prize they once were
Economic growth is cooling but China’s legal market shows no sign of slowing, with some leading firms undergoing a profound transformation
Is Linklaters on the hunt for an alliance in China? Sources suggest the magic circle firm has been touting the market for a deal, but it's by no means done. Reporter Kate Beioley discusses the opportunities that lie ahead
In China the proposed merger of Jun He and Zhong Lun is being described as a deal that “has never been done before”.
Shanghai’s ground-breaking Pilot Free Trade Zone could mark the beginning of the long-awaited liberalisation of China’s legal services sector.
San Francisco firm Pillsbury has launched a Beijing base after taking a two-partner team from US rival Paul Hastings.
DLA Piper has suffered three more partner departures in Asia Pacific, two in Hong Kong and one who recently transferred from Hong Kong to Singapore.
Clifford Chance’s China head of litigation and arbitration Patrick Zheng has joined Clyde & Co as Beijing office managing partner.
International arbitration in China download subscription
Non-Chinese contractors are regularly encountering contracts containing arbitration clauses providing for disputes to be determined by Chinese arbitration centres.
M&A Predictor — appetite remains strong, but deal completions continue to lag behind download subscription
KPMG’s M&A Predictor is a forward-looking tool that helps member firm clients to forecast worldwide trends in mergers and acquisitions.
International co-operation in cross-border insolvencies: smoothing the path for foreign liquidators in Hong Kong download subscription
A decision of the High Court of the Hong Kong SAR should make the task of liquidators of BVI, Cayman and other foreign companies more straightforward in the region.
China Business Series: repatriation of funds out of China download subscription
This briefing outlines the general procedure for repatriating funds from a subsidiary in China.
Vessel arrest in Hong Kong — a means to enforce a maritime arbitration award via the backdoor? subscription
In a potentially very significant judgment last month, the Hong Kong High Court upheld the arrest of a vessel despite the plaintiff already having obtained an arbitration award.
Life Sciences Spotlight: Chinese regulatory enforcement action showing no signs of slowing down; and more download subscription
Welcome to the fourth edition of Life Sciences Spotlight.
New circular to relax the filing process for foreign-invested real-estate enterprises download subscription
In June 2014, MOFCOM and SAFE promulgated the Circular Concerning Improvement of Filing Process for Foreign Invested Real Estate Enterprises.
Extension of the sanctions relief provided for in the Joint Plan of Action between the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran download subscription
On 18 July 2014, the P5+1 (the US, the UK, Germany, France, Russia and China) agreed with Iran to extend their commitments under the Joint Plan of Action.
New regulations make it easier for Chinese individuals and companies to invest abroad download subscription
SAFE has announced reforms to its foreign exchange administration in order to make it easier for Chinese individuals and companies to invest abroad.
Be Global — July 2014: new gender equality reporting obligations in Australia; meaning of ‘last wage’ clarified in UAE; and more subscription
Be Global is DLA Piper’s snapshot of key global employment law developments designed to help you identify legal hotspots across your global operations.
Berth damage — Terminal Contenitori Porto di Genova SpA v China Shipping Container Lines Ltd subscription
Instances of vessels making contact with and damaging a berth are fairly common. Disputed claims on liability are much rarer.
Iran Sanctions Update — July 2014 subscription
At the end of November 2013, the P5+1 reached an agreement with Iran to suspend certain EU and US sanctions against Iran in return for a curb on Iran’s nuclear programme.
Tax Newsletter — May/June 2014: review of PRC and Hong Kong tax developments download subscription
DLA Piper’s May/June 2014 edition of its Tax Newsletter provides a review of People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong tax developments.
Reduced restrictions on foreign investment in Shanghai pilot free-trade zone download subscription
After launching the Shanghai pilot free-trade zone nine months ago, the Shanghai government has released the 2014 Negative List.
Transforming for growth: consumer business in the digital age download subscription
In this year’s Top of Mind Survey, 469 consumer executives were asked how technology and other consumer and industry trends were influencing their corporate strategies.